McGregor in custody after backstage melee ahead of UFC 223

first_imgMOST READ McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. White also said this week he did not expect McGregor to attend Saturday’s fights.McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017.The popular Irishman is tight with UFC 223 fighter Artem Lobov, who was involved this week in a scuffle in a hotel with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov fights Max Holloway for the lightweight championship left vacant by McGregor.Lobov was yanked from the card. Michael Chiesa was sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in the attack and was forced out of his scheduled fight against Anthony Pettis.“A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223,” Chiesa tweeted. “I’m devastated to say the least. @showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP. June 9th in your backyard. That’s all I have to say for now. Much love.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flyweight Ray Borg also was injured in the wake of the McGregor attack.UFC President Dana White said this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year. McGregor’s actions now put any future fights very much in doubt.The 29-year-old McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC. But the trash-talking, egocentric has been out of the fight game except for his boxing dalliance with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never have to fight again. McGregor and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a son, in May 2017.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments McGregor was being processed and no charges had been filed as of Thursday night.Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe New York Police Department said McGregor threw a hand truck at a bus causing minor injury to an individual on the bus. At least two fights at Saturday’s UFC 223 card have been scrapped as a result of the incident.“The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow,” UFC said in a statement. “Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor leaves the octagon with his title belts after knocking out Eddie Alvarez during a lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York. McGregor’s run as UFC lightweight champion is set to end. The long-expected move that McGregor would lose his 155-belt was officially announced by UFC President Dana White at a press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view card at Barclays Center. McGregor has not fought for UFC since he won the 155-pound title at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)UFC star Conor McGregor has turned himself into police in the wake of a backstage melee he instigated after a news conference for one of UFC’s biggest cards of the year.Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters , injuring at least one scheduled to compete Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nowitzki’s 20th season with Mavs ends early after surgery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. 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GTT staff donate blood as gift of life for Valentine

first_imgAs part of showing their love for the community this Valentine, staff of GTT organised and donated blood to the National Blood Transfusion Service as their contribution towards saving lives.The blood donation drive which was purely a staff initiative speaks of theGTT’s CEO, Justin Nedd donating bloodemployees care, love and concern for others.“Being able to give the gift of life is the most loving thing our team can do this Valentine” said Malini Gouridat, organiser in chief and head of the company’s Social Committee.Staff member Tanesa Hodge who donated blood for the first time said she feels elated that she can actually save a life through the simple act of giving, a sentiment which was echoed by the others who also donated.GTT’s CEO Justin Nedd also modelled the way by being a donor.last_img read more

Businessman remanded for trafficking male Venezuelans

first_imgWildlife exporter Feezal Shaw of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, charged with two counts of human trafficking.One allegation against the 61-year-old defendant is that between February 14 and June 14, 2018, he recruited, transported, and harboured two Venezuelans illegally for the purpose of human trafficking.The other charge alleges that Shaw held the two men against their will while he had them working for him.The Prosecution is contending that Shaw also threatened the men that if they did not comply with his wishes, he would report to the Police their illegal presence in Guyana, and have them arrested, charged and deported.According to the Prosecution’s case, the Venezuelans arrived in Guyana on February 14 via Port Charity. On February 15, they were taken to a house at Timehri to build exotic cages at $10,000 per cage.After three weeks, Shaw took away the men’s passports, but promised to assist each man to get a work permit.Objecting to Shaw being placed on bail, the Police Prosecutor citing the serious nature of the offences. Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded Shaw to prison. The case will continue on October 15.last_img read more

Police misconduct will not be accepted – Crime Chief

first_imgAssistant Police Commissioner and acting Crime Chief Paul Williams on Friday told 150 new members of the Guyana Police Force that misconduct on their part will not be accepted. The acting Crime Chief sound the warning at the Police Headquarters, in Eve Leary, Georgetown during the graduation ceremony for the new recruits.“For every action there is a consequence and consequences must be appropriate for an acceptable behaviour. Ignorance of the law is no excuse; therefore Police misconduct will not be accepted,” he said.He encouraged the new Policemen and women not to use their uniform as a “shelter under the blue” or as a free pass to commit wrongdoings. He instead told the officers that, “even if you have seen this type of behaviour emanating from your peers, to remain silent is as guilty as the ones who are committing the wrongdoings.”The ranks, who were welcomed to the Force, were drawn from Recruit Courses 367, 368, 369, 36 B1 and B2 and 14G. Sergeant Brandt, who delivered a report on the courses, said the six-month training session began on November 20, last year, where persons were trained in the areas of practices and procedures of self-defence, first aid, stress and anger management, communication skills, English Language, human rights and domestic violence among several others.“These skills surely helped them in building their capacity. The recruits were also subjected to teachings on traffic and crime, Information Technology, among other essential aspects in policing to fully equip them for a life of service to our country,” the officer added.Acting Crime Chief Paul WilliamsHe further encouraged the new officers that they are expected to perform their duties to the best of their abilities and thanked them for answering the call to perform duties for their country. They were urged to be safe and careful.Brandt reported that the officers were under the microscopic supervision of Police Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus, over their training period, as well as two other Police Assistant Superintendents.The ranks which were drawn from the various regions and from diverse backgrounds, will be placed in the different policing divisions.Accolades were handed to the six best graduating students, as well as the runner-up and most improved in each of the aforementioned courses.Course 367 saw 22 ranks graduating; Course 368, 25; Course 369, 21; Course 36 B1, 27; B2, 26; and Course 14G, saw 29.last_img read more

Iwobi boost as Emery looks to reload Gunners

first_img“My information is he’s going to sign to continue with us,” said Emery, who will face his previous club, Paris Saint-Germain, at the International Champions Cup on Saturday.Emery also hopes Wales international Aaron Ramsey will sign a fresh deal while Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, German goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi are among the new arrivals.The Spanish manager was reported to have tangled with Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, in the French capital before quitting and being handed a rebuilding role at Arsenal.But he said he would maintain his egalitarian approach at Arsenal, whose teenagers Emile Smith Rowe and Guendouzi stood out in Thursday’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid.“I have my way and there’s an opportunity here to work with the same mentality I want in my career: to bring the team a new spirit and a good energy with very good quality players and that’s my idea, my work,” he said in Singapore.“Every player is important — young players who have the opportunity to work with us and show their quality, and the new players at this moment are doing very well,” Emery added.“Every player for me is the same. That’s the only way I’m going to find the best performance, the best way to improve quickly but with common sense — not looking at certain players, looking at every player.”Emery has been tasked with returning Arsenal to trophy-winning ways and the Champions League, after they finished sixth in the Premier League last season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi is staying put for the post-Arsene Wenger era on a reported five-year deal, according to his new manager © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVSINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 27 – Arsenal boss Unai Emery on Friday said Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was set to sign a new deal, in a boost to his efforts to fire the Gunners back to the big time.Emery has been busy in the transfer market in his first weeks in charge but he said Iwobi, 22, was staying put for the post-Arsene Wenger era — on a reported five-year deal.last_img read more

No sting in this Premier League tale as Hornets held by Saints

first_img1 Watford and Southampton played out a goalless draw at Vicarage Road, leaving both sides yet to register a Premier League win after three games of the 2014/15 season.The home side came closest to breaking the deadlock, but Etienne Capoue headed over from two yards when presented with a glorious opportunity after 65 minutes.Watford’s Italian international Alessandro Diamanti helped create the chance on his debut, sending in a corner which Troy Deeney flicked on to Capoue, but the summer signing from Tottenham couldn’t finish.Southampton laboured three days after drawing 1-1 in their Europa League qualifier first leg against Danish champions Midtjylland, and were dealt a blow when rumoured Manchester United target Sadio Mane was substituted after 25 minutes with a head injury.Saints boss Ronald Koeman will be pleased that his team kept a clean sheet for the first time in nine Premier League games, but will be mindful that they rarely looked like scoring.Southampton travel to Denmark for their Europa League second leg on Thursday, followed by Norwich City at home next Sunday, and the south coast side have already played more games in continental competition than they have managed in a single season since 1976/77.Progress to the group stage would guarantee another six Europa League games, and more Thursday-Sunday fixtures for Saints, providing Koeman with a challenge of balancing his resources at home and abroad.For Watford, a daunting trip of their own awaits, as they travel to in-form Manchester City next Saturday in a fixture few will expect them to take any points from.Both the Hornets and Saints will need to quickly consign this 0-0 draw to history, as they prepare for what will be, respectively, a challenging week ahead. Watford 0-0 Southampton last_img read more

West Brom’s Tony Pulis accuses fellow PL boss of ‘sour grapes’

first_imgWest Brom boss Tony Pulis has accused Everton manager Roberto Martinez of sour grapes over his claim Saido Berahino should have been sent off last weekend.The Baggies won 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday but Martinez insisted Berahino should have walked for an alleged kick on James McCarthy.The Football Association decided against taking any action, ahead of Albion’s FA Cup fifth-round trip to Reading on Saturday. But Pulis has been left unhappy with Martinez and believes he had no right to get involved. He said: “I was a little bit disappointed with Roberto actually, in respect of trying to bring something up after we had won the game.“It almost smells of sour grapes and you don’t need that. We’ve gone there and won a game of football and people are looking for things to moan and groan about. “There was an incident in the game which happened to me and I’ve not said a word about it because I don’t think it’s relevant. I was really disappointed with him bringing it up afterwards. “Thank goodness nothing was made of it because there was nothing there. There’s enough cameras there to pick something up.“The disappointing thing is another manager, after the game, is trying to find something that could affect this club and this club has nothing to do with him.”Pulis also revealed he decided against pressing charges against a supporter after a plastic bottle was thrown from the crowd at Goodison Park.“Someone threw a bottle,” he said.“The police came after and said we have got the guy if you want to press charges. I said ‘no, don’t be so stupid’.“Everton is one of the great clubs in English football and I love going there, it is wonderful ground with wonderful support.“They are funny and competitive and can be a bit of vicious at times but it has all the mixture of being a traditional football club, it is a special place and I love going there – and the results show I love going there.” Tony Pulis (right) disappointed with Roberto Martinez’s (left) comments 1last_img read more

‘Racial generation gap’ grows here, study says

first_img Experts noted that other cities will find themselves facing the same challenges as Los Angeles and California in providing education and public serves to young families of new immigrants. “California’s future, and Los Angeles’ future, is going to depend very much on economics – and that means the education of immigrants,” said Hans Johnson, a demographer for the Public Policy Institute of California. For the Los Angeles Unified School District, “it’s about keeping them in school, keeping them connected,” said Rowena Lagrosa, the district’s executive officer of educational services. The nation’s second-largest school district has a dropout rate of about 33 percent, according to the state. Harvard University released a study last year pegging the dropout rate at 50 percent, while the district claims a 24 percent rate. E. Richard Brown, director of UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and head of the California Health Interview Survey, said that with growing low-wage populations – and a diminishing middle class – elected officials need to push reform that will make health care widely available. “It doesn’t take a genius to know that the system is already under tremendous strain,” Hogen-Esch said. “When you continue to add patients – and many of those are going to be uninsured – it is going to mean catastrophic consequences for health care in Los Angeles, particularly for the poor.” While immigrants historically have had roots in major cities, they have spread family by family to growing metropolitan areas and suburbs – and they provide their relatives and friends abroad with a support network in the United States. “The cost of housing is much lower in those places than Los Angeles. Wages, especially low-skill wages, are not much different,” Johnson said. Whites, though, are moving to the smaller communities in even greater numbers. St. George, Utah; Greeley, Colo., and Bend, Ore., saw the greatest white growth rates of metropolitan areas. New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in that order, saw the largest decline. “The middle class is finding L.A. a hard place to live,” Frey said. Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the number of whites shrinking as immigrant populations soar, a “racial generation gap” is opening in Los Angeles and cities nationwide, a study released today says. The report by The Brookings Institution said Los Angeles led all metropolitan areas and Riverside-San Bernardino ranked second in population gains by Latinos, Asians and blacks – increases attributed to higher birth rates among immigrants. In addition, 30 percent of Latinos nationwide live in Los Angeles and New York, the study said. And metropolitan Los Angeles, which includes Long Beach and Santa Ana, has 5.6 million Latinos, about 43 percent of its total population. “Immigrants from Asia and Latin America still see Los Angeles as immigrants from the ’20s did – as a place to fulfill their economic dreams,” said Tom Hogen-Esch, director of policy studies at the Center for Southern California Studies at California State University, Northridge. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The study was authored by William Frey, a demographer at the University of Michigan, and based on U.S. Census figures. He found that Los Angeles County’s population of 9.9 million grew by about 392,000 from 2000 to 2004. The population of Latinos and Asians increased by 356,200 and 102,100, respectively, while the number of whites decreased by about 84,000. Other traditionally white parts of the U.S. also are seeing an influx of foreign-born immigrants who are fleeing metropolitan areas in search of jobs, affordable housing and opportunity, the study said. The study found that 35 percent of the people leaving California in 2003 were white, compared with 78 percent during the ’90s. Areas that experienced the fastest population growths for blacks and Asians tended to be the fastest-growing cities in the country – Las Vegas, Phoenix and Orlando. The Brookings study also found record numbers of blacks are moving back to the South. last_img read more

Heartless thieves steal donation box from charity lights display

first_imgInvestigations are underway after a charity donation box was stolen from the Whoriskey’s Christmas Lights display in Kerrykeel.The senseless act took place on Monday, where a box was taken from the grounds of the well-known home lights display at Gortcally.Each year for the past 16 years, local couple Mary and Michael Whoriskey illuminate their home and open their gates for the public to enjoy a dazzling lights display in their garden. The charity event raises thousands of euro for local charities each year. This year’s lights display is in aid of the Donegal Hospice and the local Mevagh Voluntary Fire Service.But the couple was shocked to discover yesterday that one of the donation boxes was taken from the grounds. The box was located next to a crib at the foot of the driveway, and clearly marked ‘Donation Box’.The box was stolen sometime between 3.30pm and 10.30pm, and Gardaí are appealing to anyone is the area to report any suspicious activity which may help recover the charity donations.It is not know how much money was in the box. But if anyone finds the box, empty or otherwise, they are being asked to report it as it may be a key piece of evidence for fingerprints. Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Milford Garda Station on (074) 915 3060Charity box theft won’t dim the Whoriskey’s Christmas spiritHeartless thieves steal donation box from charity lights display was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Andre Iguodala replaces LeBron James … on NBAPA board

first_imgMeanwhile, another Warrior will be exiting the committee as Stephen Curry’s term has ended.NBPA First Vice President: Andre Iguodala Andre Iguodala, who has excelled in a secondary role during the Warriors’ three NBA championship runs, is now second in charge among players in the NBA Players Association.Iguodala will replace LeBron James after being voted in as the first vice president of the NBAPA’s Executive Committee, it was announced Monday. Previously serving as a Vice …last_img read more